Our mission is to publish books and other resources that meet the needs of our members, family and local historians and the genealogical community. The publishing division provides genealogists, be they experts or just starting out, with information and methodology to support the writing process. Our publications meet recognized international standards of evidence and citation and conform to professional editorial and publishing standards.
We will consider any manuscript with a genealogical basis, and historical manuscripts that would provide background to genealogical studies. Please note that we do not publish family histories as such, but would consider one that was illustrative of genealogical work with a particular ethnic or religious group, or illuminated a part of Ontario history. We particularly seek research aids such as guides to civil, military, or religious records; technology aids; other how-to materials; and how to write and publish a family history.
If you would like to write a book, please see Writers and Authors Information. As soon as you can write a one-page statement of the scope of your book, contact the Chair of the OGS Publications Advisory Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org). We like to take an early interest so we can work with you through the creative process.
OGS has an agreement with Dundurn Press, creating the OGS-Dundurn imprint, to publish genealogical books for sale in bookstores. All manuscripts submitted to OGS are considered for the joint imprint.